The initial phase of infrastructure renovation for Pontiac High School addressed numerous mechanical system failures within the pneumatic control and hot water systems. An initial investigation revealed that many classroom unit ventilators were disconnected, or beyond repair, as well as numerous air handles that were years beyond their useful life.
The temperature within the building was inconsistent, leaving many rooms more than 10 degrees F above or below setpoint. This resulted in either an extremely warm or extremely cold learning environment for students and faculty. Many of the steam to hot water heat exchangers in the boiler room were rusted, leaking, and improperly exchanging condensation, which caused a significant financial setback for Pontiac prior to renovations.